'''Jean Piaget ''' (; 9 August 1896 – 16 September 1980) was a Swiss clinical psychologist known for his pioneering work in child development.
theory of cognitive development|Piaget's theory of cognitive development
and epistemological view are together called "genetic epistemology
Piaget placed great importance on the education of children. As the Director of the International Bureau of Education
, he declared in 1934 that "only education is capable of saving our societies from possible collapse, whether violent, or gradual."
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Piaget's theory and research influenced several people. His theory of child development is studied in pre-service education programs. Educators continue to incorporate constructionist-based strategies.
Piaget created the International Center for Genetic Epistemology
in 1955 while on the...